The U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, if upheld by the courts, could force more coal plant retirements than initially expected in the nation’s midsection, according to the most recent modeling by the region’s grid operator.
Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s says his home geothermal system is an example of “the way of the future.”
As tomorrow’s grid is reshaped with more wind farms, solar arrays and gas-fired plants, experts warn that new regulation will be needed to ensure that these resources provide the frequency support and other essential services.
Illinois’ largest generation owners on Monday proposed major reforms to the downstate capacity market that the companies say will help support investment in new and existing power plants and ensure electric reliability.
A Missouri bill would require a separate line item on utility bills for costs to comply with the Clean Power Plan.
Federal energy regulators ordered the grid operator for a large swath of the central United States to alter rules that govern its annual capacity auction in response to complaints over soaring prices in southern Illinois.
Missouri air regulators are “close to 100 percent” certain they’ll opt for a mass-based strategy to comply with U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which requires the state to slash carbon dioxide emissions by more than a third by 2030.
The Illinois Commerce Commission is examining whether utility executives hid information about the rising cost of a Chicago-area gas main replacement program to win approval of Wisconsin Energy Corp.’s $5.7 billion buyout of Integrys Energy Group Inc. earlier this year.
After winning regulatory approval to nearly double fixed charges to $19 a month for residential customers last year, the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. is seeking to again raise monthly fixed charges on customers, this time by almost a third to $25, or $300 a year.
A group of Illinois nonprofits seeks to bundle together enough clean demand response, renewable resources and energy storage to bid it into the PJM Interconnection’s capacity auction.